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Ticos

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317 S. 17th St/17th & M, Lincoln, NE 68508
402-475-1048
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Lincoln Tradition

Ticos has been a Lincoln staple for many years. They have dining for one, small groups and also large groups. Large portions and a great drink selection. The staff are well trained and attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Holly1607
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Ticos has been a Lincoln staple for many years. They have dining for one, small groups and also large groups. Large portions and a great drink selection. The staff are well trained and attentive.

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Midwest
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We lived in Lincoln 25 years ago and used to eat at Ticos often. Recently we went back to visit and found it a timeless gem. The chili rellenos are fantastic, as are the reasonably priced margaritas. Try the chocolate mint pie!

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Nebraska, the good life
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Love the food here, although the regular salsa is a little bland! The hosting staff at the time of our visit needed to learn a few social skills. Our waitress was great and you could tell she was putting effort into her job.

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California USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a great place to meet people for Mexican food - but the real star is their margarita - excellent! The food is good to very good, and the place is kid-friendly - our server brought food out for the children in our group while the rest of us enjoyed our drinks and appetizers! Easy to find and parking... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This place is a Lincoln landmark. I usually like whatever I order there and I always get a margarita.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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30 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

After dining at this restaurant for 45 years you would think the rating would be a 5 or at least a 4. It could be IF they hired managers that cared and waitresses that did their jobs right. The food is really good, but someone please train your help. Cudda been a 4 star but minus 1 for bad help... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I found it hard to believe that I have never reviewed Tico's before today because we go visit on a regular basis. After a cold, wet, windy day of college baseball we needed a nice, quiet dinner and started off being seated in a back booth. A nice Dos XX draft was soon followed by Chimichangos Supreme. It did not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Ticos is a a fun place to go for happy hour. Monday nights is $1.00 off margaritas.... I love the blue ones with sugar on the rim. Service is good and there is plenty of parking. The tacorito is awesome. The chips are very good as well. The food is served hot and the ingredients are fresh. This is a... More 

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Lincoln Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

For all the hype I heard about this place, I was just a bit disappointed. The food is pretty good, though a little tame for my taste buds. I really feel the whole point of Mexican food is flavor. You expect your dish to be bursting with a multitude of powerful flavors. That is not the case here, though the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My wife and I only had 40 minutes to dine and dash. She had dined at Tico's numerous times, but this was my first. We ordered, got drinks and food within 7-8 minutes and were out the door 15 minutes later on our way to a show. The food was high quality, well priced and fast service. We look forward... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 317 S. 17th St/17th & M, Lincoln, NE 68508
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: 402-475-1048

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?